Mercury

Brochures for Schools

The Partnership* to Reduce Mercury in Schools.

Mercury and schools is a risky combination! A packet of nine new brochures has been developed to help school personnel identify mercury sources and reduce or remove the risk of a mercury spill. Mercury may be found in many different places throughout a school, and a spill can result in health risks and costly clean-up efforts. The materials were developed in cooperation with many partners interested in a healthy school environment and are intended to provide practical and cost-effective strategies. The brochures in this series are:

Brochure HTML PDF XLS Spanish
Mercury and Schools: A Risky Combination HTML PDF(414KB, 2pg.) - Español (PDF 638KB, 2pg.)
Reducing Mercury in Schools: Superintendents, Principals, and School Boards HMTL PDF(422KB, 2pg.) - -
Reducing Mercury in Schools: Science Teachers HTML PDF(420KB, 2pg.) - -
Reducing Mercury in Schools: Buildings and Grounds Superintendents HTML PDF(414KB, 2pg.) - -
Reducing Mercury in Schools: Health and Safety Committees HTML PDF(422KB, 2pg.) - -
Reducing Mercury in Schools: School Nurses HTML PDF(417KB, 2pg.) - -
Facility-Wide Inventory of Mercury and Mercury-Containing Devices - PDF(21KB, 4pg.) XLS -
Guidelines for Cleanup of Mercury Spills HTML PDF(360KB, 2pg.) - -
Disposal and Recycling Options for Mercury and Mercury-Containing Devices HTML PDF(345KB, 2pg.) - -

*Partnership members are:

  • N.Y.S. Education Department
    N.Y.S. Department of Environmental Conservation
    N.Y.S. Department of Health
    New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene
    New York City Department of Environmental Protection
    New York City Department of Education
    United States Environmental Protection Agency, Region 2
    Monroe County Department of Environmental Services
    N.Y.S. Science Education Consortium
    N.Y.S. Association for Superintendents of School Buildings and Grounds
    N.Y.S. School Boards Association
    N.Y.S. United Teachers
    N.Y.S. Council of School Superintendents
    Healthy Schools Network, Inc.
    N.Y.S. Parent-Teacher Association
    Association of Educational Safety and Health Professionals
    Citizens Campaign for the Environment
    Orange-Ulster Board of Cooperative Educational Services
    Individual representatives of school professionals including a nurse, science teacher, school superintendent and superintendent of buildings and grounds from Scotia-Glenville School District, Brittonkill Central Schools and Lansingburgh School District

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